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    1 Hour Ago
    Can you just get a small crane to lift you, dice it down, and clean up as usual?
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    You'd be lucky to tension rope that tight without a load on it. What is the address? I use the snot out of Google Maps, any time the customer calls and I can look while on the phone, I do.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Wheeled skidsteers. in Gear Forum
    Are gates made in metric? 38" That's pretty much a meter. The Boxer hasn't been perfect, but it 34.5" when tracks are retracted. Longer in the tracks that the wheels, I think.
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    3 Hours Ago
    I'd inspect the pole below ground.
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    3 Hours Ago
    Don't tension your skyline hard. You will be loading it as though with a lever. You will be weighing perpendicular to the line, magnifying your force. There is a good video, maybe with DDM folks, maybe not, but IF I recall correctly they were from that part of the world. Always take pictures and post them if you want maximum useful input.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    I'm pipe dreaming about a property with a fixer, and a mill. Get into selling wood as well as tree work.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    I think about using Uber/ cab for shuttling. Outsourcing the need for taking another employee and truck from job site. I like PC's idea about the motorcycle on the crane. Tough dealing with someone without a license. Cool video. What is to become of the logs?
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    what is the cut capacity of the Lucas mill?
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    7 Hours Ago
    Looks like a gantry crane set-up on ropes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gantry_crane
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Wheeled skidsteers. in Gear Forum
    http://www.topnotchequipment.com/pre_owned_detail.asp?veh=4826883&nv=y I believe. Giant sounds like its based in Europe, from what I remember.
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    8 Hours Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread More Power Needed in Chainsaws!
    For whatever its worth, an experienced miller, who does demo's for Granberg off-handedly mentioned that chainsaw milling in the rain is good, as the saw is cooler (and maybe less dusty). Maybe high humidity can better draw heat off the cooling fins. Stands to reason.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    Do you have/ are you considering the slabber attachement? A local guy I found through CL has a 50" slabber. I'm going to have to find some storage space.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Wheeled skidsteers. in Gear Forum
    Justin, what did the Ramrod weigh? What kind of foot print?
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    8 Hours Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread Wheeled skidsteers. in Gear Forum
    Plywood is not that tough to work with...especially if the machine can carry it (I can stack plywood on my loader arms/grapple without being on the hoses). Mats will pay off over time. Both can be moved on a cart, easily enough. Depends on what you're trying to get out, limbs or big logs. If you're trying to drag out big logs, you're going to need ground protection any way. I can spin my mini on a half sheet of plywood 4'x 4'. How much do you work in wet conditions? How is your soil, typically? A machine that can go on any job is like having 1-3 extra guys that can't drive or rake, but that do everything you ask of them, never getting tired.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    I recall there being a manufacturer spec, unless I'm mistaken, for being out of level. 5% or 5* or something. I think it was an Altec boom.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Homemade port a wrap in Gear Forum
    Would it be counterproductive to have pins between wraps on the POW, a la the Belay Spool/ AFB?
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    2 Days Ago
    Mick, you crack me up. Clearly a chipper is better than brush trailering, but a lot of people need stepping stones in their businesses, and the occasional terrible access jobs. I've slid down two steep, mossy, forested waterfront driveways with my chipper. POW and bull rope on the one, controlled skid on the other. Long, narrow lots. Turning around is tough. On flat, paved ground, two can spin my chipper because its light at 4400 pounds. I've had to disconnect, spin, and reconnect in order to access a few places. Very rarely, its easier with a brush trailer, so you might as well make it as easy as possible. A dump trailer is always easiest.
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    2 Days Ago
    As with anything, multiple right and good ways. I think in any of them, nobody advocates losing any ground on the lean. In my estimation, 'reading' the wedging effect along with judging the cutting of the hinge thickness/ shape/ defects are a dynamic process. Feeling the rebound of the ax, listening to the pitch of the strike, seeing the movement of the stem, watching the wiggle/ oscillation of the trunk and top, noticing deadwood breakage from wedge/ ax impact, etc are the details of it.
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    2 Days Ago
    cavity nesting birds in snags are cool
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread More Power Needed in Chainsaws!
    Its a solid accomplishment. Have you seen http://masterblasterhome.com/showthread.php?10040-milling-thread ?
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    2 Days Ago
    I don't bleed from chipping.
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    2 Days Ago
    You can use a cinching method that will compact the brush, rather than "parbuckling" the brush. Both have their places. What is the set-up of your brush dump spot? Can you leave a movable anchor point?
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    2 Days Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread More Power Needed in Chainsaws!
    If you are looking at it as an investment to provide lumber for a building, invest in another saw. Keep small saw for small jobs, big saws are hard pressed for milling. If you're around hardwood, you will need a big saw. You'll wear out a small saw prematurely, I think. If you can, make your therapeutic activity more enjoyable. Wear a mask.
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    2 Days Ago
    Looks like 3500 pounds roughly. My similar Wayne/FMC is 4400.
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    2 Days Ago
    Check you far side from the rear side unless you can know/ check it from the near side. Sometimes a guy would need a spring board to see the far side. Sometimes backing your bar away from the hinge let's you see the two lines of your front and back of your hinge from the near side, through the kerf. Better check twice cut once, unless you're certain. Seems like trying to pound wedges with a thick hinge is trying to lift Possibly less weight, and bend more hinge. I usually set my wedges preventing any setback, cut my up the hinge right, them drive my wedges.
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